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Carolina Beiertz

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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Overview

  • 47 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish; learning German, Swedish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Graphic Design student and freelance...
  • University of Salford, and Shillingt...
  • From Panama City, Panama (we do not live in tree houses with monkeys)
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About Me

UPDATE: I AM BUSY FOR ALL OF JULY AND THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST 2015 SO PLEASE DONT ASK TO BE HOSTED DURING THAT TIME. THANKS.

CURRENT MISSION

Happiness is a journey, not a destination

ABOUT ME

I'm living in Manchester with my boyfriend,some friends and my cat at the moment, while studying Graphic Design at Salford University. You can see some of my graphic design work here:

http://www.behance.net/carolinabeiertz or my blog: http://www.carolinabeiertz.tumblr.com

I'm also the founder of a free creative monthly event in Manchester called "Drink n'Doodle". If you'd like to know more about it, you can check it out here:

http://www.meetup.com/drinkndoodle

I'd say I am a free-spirited explorer of the world. My motto is "work hard, play hard". I caught the travel bug a few years ago and have never stopped traveling. I also love cooking, (I thought a few years back I never would) but there's nothing better than coming back home from a hard days work and having some friends over for great dinner & drinks. Don't get me wrong, I also like a good night out (like the Warehouse Project) every now and then.

I'm a very spontaneous, fun, creative and friendly person (sometimes too outgoing so some people might not understand that too much but I mean it in a friendly way). I've spent the last four years and a half living, working, and studying in different cities in Europe such as:

-Amsterdam
-Stockholm
-Jonkoping
-Linkoping
-Madrid
-Aarhus
-Liverpool
-Berlin
-Munich
-Barcelona
-Manchester
-London
-Milan

And I plan to live in more. There's a lot more to me but you'll find out when you get to know me in person. I should warn you though, I wear mismatched socks, and have an odd & massive collection of postcards.

Things I love:

-Pantone colours (I'm a graphic design geek)
-D.I.Y
-Cooking things from scratch
-Making lists (trying to be organized)
-Collecting postcards
-A good bottle of wine (especially fruity red wine) or White Zinfandel Rose
-Cats
-Minimal design
-Trying new things (food, experiences, languages, films, etc)

-Drawing/ Making stuff (That's why I keep organised Pinterest boards of what inspires me http://www.pinterest.com/carolinabeiertz)
-Lovely amazing, well designed packaging
-Typography (especially handmade typography)
-Traveling/Backpacking (If it were up to me, I'd live in a different country every 2-3 yrs).
-Exploring different cultures (venturing into the unknown)
-I love sleeping, especially after good night out (I'm not an early morning person but I can drag myself out of bed when I need to)
-Making other people happy
-Complimenting strangers (If I like their clothing, their style, or personality)
-Photographing people I know/love/cherish/find inspiring

Anyway, I apologize for the long lists, its a design habit I can't get rid of (to try and keep things neat).

PHILOSOPHY

I think life is short so just do what you think is right, and make the most out of it. Be yourself, and don't let other people get in the way of your goals and dreams.

As they say : "Don't live to work, but work to live"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I attend the bi-monthly CS meetings and also go to special events like the CS New Year Barn Party, and I host my own events like "Drinkn'Doodle". I also love hosting people, especially when they've taken the time to write amazing couchrequests.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been hosted in

Barcelona
Madrid
Brussels
London
Valencia
Faro

I've Hosted:

Cata from Chile
Tine Marguiller from Belgium.
Rodrigo Serrano from Burgos, Spain.
Mattias Gybels from France.
Melanie Harouel from France
Peter Kovacs from Hungary
Iwan Thomas from Wales
Gosha and Dayana from Poland
Sarah and Matt from Canada
Julia and Adam from Ukraine and England
Kim from Germany
Deniz and Lotta from Germany
Josh and Joanna from USA and Germany
Tiphaine from France
Bernie and Lena from Germany
Nikola and Pinko from Czech Republic

Interests

I love solving problems and being creative. As a graphic designer I'm constantly looking at billboards, logos, flyers, and all sorts of marketing material that I get bombarded with on a daily basis. I love to D.I.Y. and refurbish furniture. I also like to create things with my hands. I have loads of Pinterest boards where I keep my daily inspiration and future projects. If you'd like to see some of them go to:

http://www.pinterest.com/carolinabeiertz

I have a deep passion for photography especially fashion photography since I've been doing it for almost four years now. I also like writing, and painting.If you would like to see some of my work check out my Facebook Photography page

http://www.facebook.com/carolinabeiertzphotography

When I'm not doing creative stuff, I love to spend time at the beach surfing. I also love to brew my own ale with my boyfriend James.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: I've seen to many movies to decide if I only have a favorite one, but I love anything that makes me laugh, cry, or smile.

Some of my favourite movies are:

- Amelie
- Blow
- 50/50
- Up
- Madagascar
- James Bond films
- Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy Documentary)
-The Pianist
-Superbad
-Bridesmaids
-The Wolf of Wall Street
-Interstellar

Music: I listen to anything that is pleasant to my ears (Pop, Electronica, Reggae, Dubstep, Rock, Dance, Alternative), but at the moment I'm really into:

- Parov Stelar
-Caravan Palace
-Alt J
-Tame Impala
- M83
- Vampire Weekend
- Grammatik
- Fun
- LCD soundsystem
- Skrillex
- Coldplay
- Adele
- Grizzly Bear
- Florence and the Machine
- Marina and the Diamonds
-The Smiths
-Muse
-Radiohead
-The Killers
-Two Door Cinema Club
-Lana del Rey
-Bon Iver
-Gui Boratto
-Boards of Canada
-Fatboyslim
-Jarabe de Palo
-Fleet Foxes
-Battles
-LCD Soundsystem
-Empire of the Sun

(I have quite a mixed taste of music)

Books: I enjoy good novels, but also books about business, self-help, psychology, history, romantic novels, design, and creatives ones. Some of my favourites ones are:

- Make your Own Luck (By Kate Moross)
- How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul (Adrian Shaughnessy)
- The Creative Economy
- Just my type
- Symbol
- Guns, Germs and Steel
- The World is Flat
- Fashion Buying and Merchandising
- Consumer Behaviour
- The Devil wears Prada
- Graphic Design Thinking

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- Spent a weekend in San Blas, Panama in a deserted island camping with friends.
- Went to The Alhambra in Granada
- Spent a year living in Milan and going to art school as an exchange student when I was 15 and learnt Italian
- Had dinner with Shakira and her parents in Panama when I was 13
- Fell in Love with Barcelona
- Cooked a Mushroom Quiche
- Went to Sensation white in Amsterdam
-Rode a camel through the Merzouga desert in Morocco for about 7 hours, and spent a night in a tent under the stars in the middle of that same desert. (Also climbed a sand dune).

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach you:

- Photography
- Graphic Design (Photoshop, and all that stuff)
- How to cook
- Spanish or English
- How to dance Salsa or Merengue
- How to make yummy healthy fruit and veggie smoothies (We have a blender)
- How to travel cheaply on a budget
- Drawing or Painting
-How to code

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

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